2nd man charged after four people stabbed in Bethel


BETHEL, N.C. (WNCT) – There are new details in a crime that sent four people to the hospital with stab wounds over the weekend.

Bethel police say they’ve arrested a second suspect. They charged Clifton Staton with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

It’s for a crime that happened Sunday morning on Louis Jenkins Drive.

Police already charged Contrell Davis with attempted murder and assault. Davis remains behind bars.

Records show Staton’s bonded out.

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Bethel Police responded to an overnight stabbing on Smith Street and Louis Jenkins Drive early Sunday.

At approximately 1:30am, a Bethel Police Officer found approximately 80 people in the roadway. Police were informed four people were stabbed in an altercation. All four victims were transported to Vidant Medical Center.

Neighbors say there were around 80 people gathered at this house for a cookout when things got out of hand.

“I saw lights just flashing,” said neighbor Shirley Weaver.

Weaver said she heard commotion around 1 a.m. and decided to step out on her porch. She says she saw a hectic scene, with police and EMS everywhere. “We usually don’t have this on this street. we don’t usually have this. we don’t have to have police come out.”

Contrell Ravon Davis

Contrell Ravon Davis was charged with Attempt 1st Degree Murder and Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury with Intent to Kill. He is being held at the Pitt County Detention Center under a one million dollar bond. Charges are pending and other arrests are expected to follow in the case.

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